Chris Hunt – “Painter Man: The Eddie Phillips Interview” (1988)

April 29, 2011 at 8:05 am (Music, Reviews & Articles)

Taken from Guitarist magazine, March 1988. An in-depth interview with unsung guitar legend Eddie Phillips of the shoulda-been-huge 60s band The Creation…

Ask anyone who was the first musician to put violin bow to guitar and you’ll inevitably be told Jimmy Page. Now, being first to play the electric guitar with a violin bow perhaps doesn’t rank among great human achievements like discovering penicillin or walking on the moon, but it is an achievement none the less. And credit is due where credit belongs. In this case the credit belongs with Eddie Phillips, guitarist with the mid-Sixties pop art experimentalists, The Creation. 

Eddie Phillips’ reputation as a guitarist has always been criminally overlooked in established guitar-playing circles, possibly because The Creation never achieved the level of success attained by their contemporaries, The Who. Despite huge success in Germany – where they were a Top Ten band, touring regularly as support act to the likes of the Stones and Cream – the Creation only succeeded in scoring two minor hits in the British charts.  Read the rest of this entry »

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